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Students will bring in materials that would be thrown out or recycled with ideas to use them in creating a new product.


Northside Afterschool Enrichment Programs


Badge Type: showcase

Expected Duration: 6 weeks


  1. [required] Student can communicate the definition and philosophy of upcycling
  2. [required] Student managed time to artistically create a minimum of 8 upcycled creations
  3. [required] Student brought in at least 4 types of materials with ideas (perspective) in projects
  • Comic Con

    Students manage time well. Script is completed at the end of day 3 and comic panel with corresponding art is completed at the end of day 4. Students make connections between literature and art. This is evident in the Cedric the Dragon Slayer Discussion and their script and comic panel. Their comic panel is not random, it tells a story. There are not any purposeful grammatical errors on the final comic panel. Students communicate (orally/ written) each of their superhero powers/ weaknesses, gadgets, etc. Students manage their time and complete their own superhero and villain with a written description and art drawing Students critically reason and think about what they can do over the next 3 class meetings to contribute to their Comic Con event. This will be evident in a written submission Student submission must include two of the following: cultural appreciation, music, art, language other than English, and/or philosophy. Student manages time and completes their plan in the 3 class periods provided.

  • Sign Language (Phase II)

    Students will learn to learn proper greetings and farewells in ASL • To introduce yourself and others • To learn basic ASL sentence structure • To ask and answer questions • To learn how to interact appropriately with Deaf people • To learn the role of facial expressions and non-manual signals

  • Show Your School Pride (9-12)

    Students earn this community badge by recording a video of something that makes their school really special. It could be a sporting event, a piece of artwork, or maybe a favorite teacher. The student must then explain why this item makes them proud of their school. The student will need to record a video, upload it to our learning platform, and explain their video in order to earn this community badge.

  • Global Problem Solvers

    The Global Problem Solvers animation series is designed to introduce middle-to-high-school students to strategic social innovation with a particular focus on how they can use technology to create effective new solutions to seemingly intractable problems. By equipping students with a fundamental set of problem-solving tools for turning their visions for change into a practicable reality, the series aims both to generate excitement for social innovation and to develop a new generation of emerging social entrepreneurs.